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Maureen Koh
Monday, May 26, 2014

Showbiz

'We have moved on'

The New Paper | Maureen Koh | Monday, May 26, 2014

Yes, they are still friends. So much so that he still has his letters sent to her parents' address.

And when actress-host Michelle Chia's ex-husband, actor Shaun Chen, who is now based in Taiwan, is back in Singapore, they would catch up with each other when they have the time.

Said Chia, 38: "It has been two years since the divorce. We have moved on."

The pair registered their marriage in 2008 and held their nuptials a year later. They announced their split in 2011 and the divorce was finalised the following year.

Chia had previously cited personality and lifestyle differences as reasons for the failed marriage.

But that has not put her off marrying again.

Speaking to The New Paper yesterday about her new TV game show Silence!, which she will host with Adrian Pang, Chia revealed that she is in a relationship now, but declined to provide more details, other than that her boyfriend is not in the entertainment industry.

"I am seeing someone and as I have said, I am happily 'paktor-ing' (Cantonese for dating)," said Chia chirpily.

"I'd still want to get married even though we have no plans for now."

In an interview with Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News, Chia had said: "But if we have a baby, we'll definitely get married at once."

On the professional front, she clarified that she had not taken a hiatus from showbiz, as many seemed to think.

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Chia spent the second half of 2012 filming the Channel 8 social documentary Borders, during which she travelled to various borders - such as the ones between the US and Mexico and India and Pakistan - to find out why people crossed borders. The programme was aired last year.

When her contract with MediaCorp expired in May two years ago, she did not renew it.

She took time off instead to focus on "something that I really wanted to do".

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